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RESUME

​shows and honors


Xanadu Gallery One Man Show
Thursday March 23, 2017
Xanadu Gallery 
7039 E. Main St. #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


La Quinta Arts Festival
March 2017
La Quinta, CA


Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

November 2016
First Place for Acrylics
Ranch Mirage, CA


Buffalo Bill Art Show and Auction
September 2016
Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Museum 
Cody, Wyoming


John Ford Clymer Museum and Gallery
September-Oct. 2016
416 N. Pearl St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926


National Museum of Wildlife Art
September-October 2016
Western Visions 28th Annual Show & Sale 
Jackson, Wyoming


Park City Kimball Art Festival

August 2016

Park City, UT


Crested Butte Arts Festival
August 2016
Crested Butte, CO


La Quinta Arts Festival

March 2016

La Quinta, CA


Xanadu Gallery Mid-Winter Show

Two Person Show
Thursday February 18, 2016
Xanadu Gallery 
7039 E. Main St. #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 


Tohono Chul Gardens - Galleries - Bistro

November 14, 2015 through February 14, 2016

Taking Flight : Birds in Art

&366 North Paseo del Norte

Tucson, Arizona 85704


Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

November 2015
Ranch Mirage, CA


National Museum of Wildlife Art

September-October 2015

Western Visions 28th Annual Show & Sale 

Jackson, Wyoming


Buffalo Bill Art Show and Auction
September 2015

Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Museum

Cody, Wyoming

Rare Gallery Mid Summer Show

August 12, 2015

Rare Gallery ​Jackson Hole 
Southeast Corner of the Square
60 East Broadway, 2nd Floor 
Jackson, Wyoming 83001

Windows to the West Art Show

June 6th - July 27, 2015

Cultural Arts Council Gallery
423 West Elkhorn Ave.
Estes Park, Colorado

New Look at the West
October 23 - November 27, 2014
Award winner Western art and Architecture Award of Excellence
The Pearce Museum
Corsicana, Texas


Buffalo Bill Art Show and Auction
August – September 2014
Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Museum
Cody, Wyoming


Shemer Art Center and Museum
July 31 – August 28, 2014
Student & Faculty Showcase
Phoenix, Arizona

​Joan Cawley Gallery
July 2014
Featured Artist Closing Show 
​Scottsdale, Arizona

Judge: American Icon Art Competition
September 2013
Sausalito Arts Festival
Sausalito, California


Joan Cawley Gallery
November 2013
Two Person Show 
Scottsdale, Arizona

New Look at the West
September 6 – October 18, 2013
The Pearce Museum 
​Corsicana, Texas

Redlands Festival of Arts
May 25 – 26, 2013
First Place Award for 2D Art (Painting) 
Redlands, California

10 Year Anniversary Show
May 2014
Adelante! Gallery
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Western Artists of America:
July 13 – August 30, 2013
Miniature Show and Auction 2013 
Featured Work: Lone Roan and the Dying Moon
Western Heritage Center
Billings, Montana

Ridgeway Arts Festival 2012
June 2012
First Place Award – Acrylic Painting 
Ridgeway, Colorado

The Pearce Museum
March 2012
Bronze Award for “Like Straw Before The Wind”
Western Artists of America 2012
Corsicana, Texas

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire
November 2011

First Place for Acrylics

Ranch Mirage, CA

Joan Cawley Gallery,
October 2011
Featured Artist 
Scottsdale Western ArtWalk
One Man Show
Scottsdale Arizona

Vail Arts Festival
June 2011 Featured Artist
Vail-Lionshead, Colorado

Ridgeway Arts Festival
August 2011
First Place Award – Painting
Ridgeway, Colorado
Rancho Mirage Art Affaire
November 2011-2010
First Place for Acrylics
Ranch Mirage, CA


The Pearce Museum
January 2011
​Western Artists of America
2011 Show & Sale Catalogue
Corsicana, Texas

Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Oct 2010 – March 2011
Collecting the West: Rodeo, Ranching, Rough stock
Wickenburg, Arizona

Joan Cawley Gallery
Oct 2010
One Man Show
Scottsdale, Arizona

Rockwell Museum of Western Art
May 2010 – January 2011
21st Century Regionalists: Art of the NEXT West
Corning, NY


Museum of Western Art
Aug 2009
2009 Silver Award for Acrylic Painting "Zest"
Kerrville, Texas 

Booth Western Art Museum
in Association with the Smithsonian Institute
July 2008
acquires the “Cowgirl and the Vaquero”
Cartersville, GA

Phippen Art Museum Art Show
May 2007
Winners Round Up “American Quarter”
Prescott, AZ

Joan Cawley Gallery
October 2007
Three Person Show
Scottsdale, AZ

P.B. Hein Vineyards
Inargural Label for the 
Trailblazer Syrah Series
2005 to Present
Napa, CA


Southwest Arts Festival
January 2006
Best of Show and First Place painting award
Indio, CA


Rancho Mirage Art Affaire
November 2004
First Place painting award
Ranch Mirage, CA

St. George Arts Festival
April 2004
Second Place painting award
St.George, UT

Greater Oro Valley art festival
April 2004
Featured Poster Artist
Tucson, AZ

The Southwest Arts Festival
February 2004
Painting award winner
Indio CA

Phippen Fine Art Show
May 2003
Painting award winner
Prescott, AZ

Greater Oro Valley Art Festival
April 2003
First Place Painting award
Tucson, AZ

Joan Cawley Gallery
February 2003
One Man Show
Scottsdale AZ

Joan Cawley Gallery
October 2002
One Man Show
Scottsdale, AZ

Joan Cawley GalleryMarch 2002
Previews Horse, Red, White, and Blue
Fine Art Print at New York Expo New York, NY

Joan Cawley Gallery

November 1996
Previews First Fine Art Print 
at New York Expo
New York, NY

Joan Cawley Gallery
October 1994
A Midwestern View Featuring
Six Kansas City Artists
Lenexa, KS

Park City Kimball Art Festival
August 2002 – 2008

Horse Red White and Blue
May 2002
Selected for Tribute to New York 
as a greeting card for the 17th annual Surtex Show

Joan Cawley Gallery
December 2001
Fireman’s Fund Show and Poster Signing
Featured Artist for Horse Red White and Blue

Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra
Season1999 – 2000
Featured Artist for the 25th Silver Anniversary
Scottsdale, AZ

Michael Martin Murphy Cowboy Christmas
December 1997
Two Man Show
Overland Park, KS

Telluride’s Wild West Festival
September 1997
Featured Poster Artist 
Hosted by the Sheridan Arts Foundation,
Telluride, CO

Forty-fifth Grand International Signature Classic Knickerbocker Artist, USA
​February 1997
Joan Cawley Gallery
Scottsdale, AZ

Hidden Glen Art Festival
October 1994 – 1996
Watercolorist Demonstrator
Shadow Glen Country Club
Olathe, KS

Waddie Mitchell and Don Edwards Cowboy Christmas and Art Show
December 1995
Overland Park, KS

American Royal Rodeo and Equestrian Show
November 1995
American Royal Museum Art Show
Kansas, City, MO

Walnut Valley Art Festival and International Flat Pickers Championship
September 1994 – 1995
Painting Award Winner
Winfield. KS

Joan Cawley Gallery
​Fall of 1990-1991
Started representing
Lenexa, KS